Susan M. Omilian
Most Recent Book Title
The Thriver Workbook: Journey from Victim to Survivor to Thriver!
Book Description
"The Thriver Workbook: Journey from Victim to Survivor to Thriver!" by Susan M. Omilian provides a "road map" for women to take the "Journey to the Real YOU!™" and helps them permanently break the cycle of violence in their lives. With simple, easy-to-use worksheets, stimulating writing exercises and inspirational success stories from those who have survived abuse, this 150-page workbook contains motivational guidance to help women move from victim to survivor to thriver!
Additional Book Titles
Sex-Based Employment Discrimination (published by Thomson Reuters); What Every Employer Should Be Doing About Sexual Harassment
Website #1
Amazon Page
Location (city/state/country)
West Hartford/CT/USA
Author bio
Susan M. Omilian is the award-winning originator and facilitator of the My Avenging Angel Workshops based on the idea that "living well is the best revenge." Her book, "The Thriver Workbook: Journey from Victim to Survivor to Thriver!" sets forth the motivational guidance she has successfully used in her workshops since 2002. When Susan's nineteen-year-old niece Maggie was shot and killed by an ex-boyfriend in 1999, Susan wanted to work with women who did survive, as Maggie could not, and help them take the critical "next-step" from survivor to "thriver." Visit Susan's website ( to learn more. Susan is working on her first novel "Awaken" which will be part of her "Best Revenge" triology.
Professional Speaker Topics
FROM MEMORY TO MEMOIR: Writing Your Life Story
Turn memories of significant events in your life into a memoir for your children and grandchildren. Learn where to start, how to get organized and keep going until you finish. Get tips on pictures and documents to include and how to self-publish your story.

TELLING MAGGIE’S STORY: Exploding the Myths about Dating Violence
Maggie was a smart, strong-willed young woman who knew how to take care of herself. How could she become a victim of dating violence? A 19-year-old college sophomore, Maggie was shot and killed in October, 1999, by her ex-boyfriend who then killed himself. In telling her niece’s story, Susan Omilian, an attorney, published author and long-time advocate to end violence against women, explodes the myths about dating violence and reviews the warning signs of dating violence. Susan’s talk helps women and men alike to see Maggie's tragic death as a cautionary tale but also a catalyst for the action needed to address dating violence. Appropriate for students (from middle school to college), parent groups and general public.

REMEMBERING MAGGIE: Living Beyond Abuse and Violence In Our Lives
Maggie was a 19-year-old sophomore at a college in Michigan when she was shot and killed in October, 1999, by her ex-boyfriend who then killed himself. Determined not to have this bright, talented young woman who seemed the most unlikely victim of intimate partner violence die in vain, Maggie’s family is transforming tragedy into a unique opportunity to help others move beyond abuse and violence in their lives. Maggie’s aunt, Susan Omilian, an attorney and published author, explodes the myths about dating violence by telling Maggie’s story and describes her journey from victim to survivor to “thriver” through the innovative and groundbreaking work she is doing in Maggie’s memory. Because Maggie’s moment of realizing she was being abused was the moment of her death, Susan now empowers other women through her My Avenging Angel WorkshopsTM to transform their lives and discover that “living well is the best revenge.”
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

Living well is the best revenge - George Herbert

Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant. - Maya Angelou

Never Give Up!

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